When I think of all-in-one computers, the image of a compact extremely versatile machine immediately comes to mind. In an ideal world such a machine needs to be versatile, rugged and use components that are equallu suitable for procitivity and entertainment applications.
Acer’s update of its Veritron all-in-one line fulfills this promise and ups the ante for all-in-one desktops by allowing users to easily upgrade its memory from 2 to 8GB, thus boosting performance without the expense of buying an entirely new system.
Acer recently updated its Veriton all-in –one line with this new system, which boasts a, larger 21.6-inch screen.
Acer-supplied me with a Veriton VZ410G-UD5700W All-in-One for this review. This system comes standard with 2GB of memory (but it’s easily upgradeable to 8GB), a 320 GB hard disk drive, a 2.5GHz dual core Pentium processor, Integrated Intel graphics controller, a 2.6-incch LED screen that supports full 1080 pixel high definition displays, integrated speakers, wireless mouse and keyboard. Windows 7 loaded on this system. Trial versions of Microsoft 2010 and other software are also include in the Veriton VZ410.
What’s do I like about this Acer all-in-one? For starters it’s one of the few desktops in this category with memory that’s easily expanded and there’s no better way to improve a system’s performance than by upping memory. I also like the solid fit and finish on this all-in-one. But most of all, the VZ410 excels at everyday computing and doesn’t carry premium pricing for entertainment features that aren’t needed in office environments.
Although this new member of Acer’s Veriton family is aimed at business and large organizational computer users, it has the base level performance and features that make for a good consumer experience. Its built in speakers have well above average tonal quality as well as sufficient power and its integrated video controller and bright 21.6 inch LCD HD-compatible screen combine to make this all-in-one a solid Internet-based content platform.
But the biggest surprise to me in Acers Veriton VZ410G-UD5700W isn’t that it merges just the right features for entertainment and office productivity, it’s the price of this system, which is being offered by some Internet retailer for well under $600.
The overall performance and suitability of this all-in-one are reasons why I recommend it. It’s thin enough so it won’t crowd a library computer cubicle or an office desk, and it’s powerful enough to breeze through computationally intensive office or entertainment applications. –Jim Forbes on 01/22/2011.